Five men arrested over cash machine raid in Crowle

A cash machine was stolen from a shop in Crowle overnight
A cash machine was stolen from a shop in Crowle overnight

Five men have been arrested over the theft of a cash machine from a sop in Crowle.

They are being quizzed over an incident at McColls newsagents and off-licence, which also houses a post office, on High Street, around 3.45am today.

Humberside Police said a JCB digger was believed to have been used to pull the ATM out of the exterior wall of the shop, which was demolished in the raid.

The machinery used was left in the road and a white transit van, with its roof missing and which was later found burned out, is believed to have been used to remove the ATM from the scene.

The incident mirrors an incident in Armthorpe, Doncaster, one week ago today.

On that occasion, a forklift was used to steal a machine from the Halifax bank on Church Street.

The external wall to the bank was demolished in the raid.

No arrests have been made for that incident.

A Humberside Police spokesman said: "Five men have been arrested on suspicion of the theft of a cash machine from a shop in Crowle, North Lincolnshire.

"The incident occurred at the McColls newsagents on High Street around 3.45am this morning.

"A JCB digger was believed to have been used to pull the ATM from out of the wall.

"A white Mercedes car and a white transit van with its roof missing, which was later found burned out, were also believed to be involved in the incident.

"The road was closed for some hours while investigations got underway and recovery of the vehicles took place.

"We are appealing for information in relation to this."

Call Humberside Police on 101 quoting incident 59 of November 3.